AMD Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB

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How well can the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB run games
AMD Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB
10 Aug 2021 - Graphics card reviewed

While some games have more powerful requirements than this GPU, the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB is only really challenged by the most demanding games released today, but normally it is more than capable of running games with a stable frame rate at 1080p.

Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB is capable of DirectX 12 gaming requirements.

How well will the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB run 2022 games? We will take a look at the biggest releases and frames per second analysis on Ultra graphics settings. When considering how well this graphics card can run the 1000 most demanding games available today it can best 748 of the games’ recommended graphics requirements.

With 1080p being the most common gaming resolution at the moment we explored how well the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB can run Dying Light 2 at 1080p and saw it return playable frame rates at the following graphics settings - Low: 102 FPS, Medium: 80 FPS, High: 54 FPS and Ultra: 39 FPS. For performance contrast we can see that Resident Evil 8 returns a playable 32 FPS at Ultra 1080p.

Next up we increase screen res tests to accommodate the growing in popularity 1440p screen size. So we booted up Dying Light 2 to see how the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB dealt with it. It scored up a playable series of FPS results across these graphics presets - Low: 78 FPS, Medium: 61 FPS, High: 41 FPS and Ultra: 29 FPS. Next we looked at Resident Evil 8 which was weak with a 24 FPS at Ultra 1440p. And finally looked at Back 4 Blood that got an Ultra 1440p FPS of 39. In summary we feel the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB running at 1440p is a reasonable choice for most modern games at 1440p, but you may encounter some need to adjust graphics settings down from Ultra to High in some cases to improve gaming stability.

How many years will the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB graphics card play newly released games and how long until you should consider upgrading the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB in your PC? Upgrade time for this GPU is currently placed at 2 years

Whats a good PC graphics upgrade for the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB? There are no graphics cards on the current market that would provide a big enough increase in performance to warrant upgrading the Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB.
FPS System Benchmark
81 FPS
The Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB was released on 15 Nov 2018
AMD PC game performance check Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB
GCN 1.3 Polaris 30
Texture Rate
228 GTexel/s
Pixel Rate
51 GPixel/s
Shader Processing Units
Ray Tracing
Tensor Cores
Release Price
Direct X
DX 12.0
Open GL
Resolution (WxH)
4096 x 2160
Notebook GPU
Memory Speed
Memory Bus
Memory Type
Memory Bandwidth
L2 Cache
Display Connectors
VGA Connection
DVI Connection
HDMI Connection
DisplayPort Connection
Clock Speeds
Core Speed
1469 MHz
Boost Clock
1580 MHz
Max Power
235 Watts
500 Watt & 33 Amps
Power Connector
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
Recommended Hardware
Best RAM Match
8 GB
Best Resolution
2560 x 1440
GPU Upgrade
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Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB Game Requirement Analysis

The new AMD Radeon RX 590 is an uprated version of the RX 580 on the smaller 12nm process node. The Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB is a mid-range Radeon RX 500 Series graphics card and considered great price to performance for gaming at 1080p.

This RX 590 is the 8GB version.

The Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB is a 2.5-slot video card with a dual-fan design 100mm cooling system, dual BIOS, XFX True Clock technology, aluminium backplate, and 0dB auto load sensing fans. This video card has average overclocking potential. Architecture
It equips a GPU codenamed Polaris 30, which has 2304 shader processing units, 144 TMUs and 32 ROPs.

The RX 590 8GB central processing unit runs at 1469 MHz base clock and goes up to 1580 MHz when in boost and turbo mode, providing a 3% overclock versus the reference model.

The GPU accesses a 8GB frame buffer of fast GDDR5, through a 256-bit memory interface, while the Memory Clock operates at 2000MHz.

Power Consumption
The Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB has a power TDP requirement of 235W. This means it will require at least a 500W PSU with one dedicated 8-pin and one 6-pin power connector.

Benchmarks indicate that the AMD Radeon RX 590 8GB will be around 10-15% faster than the Nvidia GTX 1060 in terms of gaming performance, and around 6% faster than the Radeon RX 580 model it is replacing.

System Suggestions
The Radeon RX 590 XFX Fatboy 8GB is best suited for resolutions up to and including 2560x1440, although is ideally suited for 1080p gaming. We recommend a high-end processor, like the new Ryzen R5 and at least 12GB of RAM for optimal gaming performance.

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